The Exhibition Program Committee plans the exhibition program, working within a two year lead time and is guided in their decisions by a matrix of: MRAG collection focus, current and future exhibition planning relevant to the communities of the Mid North Coast, education and public programming capacity, and artistic excellence.

Exhibitions at the Gallery range from a full Gallery exhibition or the two spaces (Gallery 1 and Gallery 2) are divided to create opportunities for two or more exhibiting artists at the one time. The Gallery provides emerging and established artists with an opportunity to exhibit in a professionally run public gallery space alongside exhibitions by significant regional and national artists, to extend their artistic practice, and to enhance audience engagement. 

These spaces create exciting opportunities for artists, Arts collectives and community groups based in the Greater Taree, Gloucester, Port Macquarie Hastings and Great Lakes regions to exhibit in the Manning Regional Art Gallery.  

The Gallery also provides installation assistance, labeling and costs associated with the exhibition promotion, opening celebration, floor sheets and invitations.

A floor plan of the gallery is available on request, your proposal will be returned after review by the Exhibition Program Committee.

Please express all enquires to:

Gallery Exhibition Committee

co/ email:

What should an exhibition proposal include?

Please complete the form below, the exhibition proposal should contain:

  • Maximum 200 word artist statement on the concepts behind your work.
  • Relevance maximum 200 words on why you would like to exhibit at MRAG and the benefits or relevance to the local community.
  • Install logistics; details such as number of works, dimensions, special presentation requirements.